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Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.
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Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my Dutch friends here for a day trip , They told me Stadthuys means city hall and they wanna take a look inside Stadthuys. The place now filled with shops selling souvenirs . Still a nice architecture after all these years

Thank kenkeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at center of city. You will find many visitors there anytime especially during holidays season. A place must visit when you are in Malacca

Thank PinkLovely
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unavoidable but must visit. Old dutch monument, if arriving by bus this is a bus stop also. Townhall is located just next doors. Fir brigade and cannon is on display.

Thank vivek_kool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the "Dutch Red Square" which is in the centre of the historical part of Melaka. Soak in the atmosphere, learn about the history and take photos. The place is packed with tourists, with a hive of activities at the stalls and beca (three-wheeler...More

Thank KH_Lye
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

It's a dutch government building a few hundred years ago. The building is converted into museum & retail outlets for tourism Melaka

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 27 November 2017

You won't be able to avoid this place if you visit Melaka. Interesting and historic, you will be surroundered by a vast numbr of tourists so try to come early to avoid them.

Thank LizzyLeeton
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

If you are taking bus from Malacca Bus Terminal and heading to Stadthuys, the bus will stop right at this place. You can easily walk a few steps there and take a look around the place

Thank Nor H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

It was the same as before. There's the history of this place which you can easily Google, but what made this place a tourist attraction is probably the herd instinct. People go there because people went there, and took great photos. Yes, the place is...More

Thank FEtravellor
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The first time tourism object that I visited at Malaysia. Arrived here at nearly sunset. We got nice evening and beautiful sunset... And around the red building have big tree and many birds so peaceful heard about it. Then we walked along the river. So...More

Thank vehok
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Stadthuys means town hall in Dutch who built it as their administrative centre in the 1650s and later it was used by the British. It's large and built on 4 floors and was painted red in the 1820s. It continued to be used as a...More

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ayunda c
4 December 2016|
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Response from Ngan H | Reviewed this property |
After taking your lunch upon reaching Melaka, I suggest you take the river cruise first near the Stadhuys. Then you take a short taxi ride to Masjid Selat Melaka. After that, you can drop by Menara Taming Sari. A short walk... More